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Keep positive

Every day is a new day, with a new start..... never give up on yourself

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Mix it up

When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!

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Just do something

Even if you feel sore, are tired or don't feel up to a workout, just do something light, keep your body moving and you will stay on track!

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Balancing Life's Journey

Getting healthy is more then losing weight ..... we need to balance it out so that everything is working as we travel along on this life long journey to good health ... this will include Career, family, friends, religion, finances, relationaships,fun & recreation the road to health

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Just Say No

It is hard. In the past I have not had much will power, but now I want to lose weight more than I want to eat things that are bad for me.

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The Time Will Pass Anyway...

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." - Earl Nightingale

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In General

Dieting is a life style change. The easiest option is to take it one day a time. Each time you make a decision, think about it. Do you really want to eat that or drink that? Think how hard some things are to work off. THINK then act. One step at time.

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Index Cards

I've collected quotes from member's signature lines and have put them on index cards. Now they are taped around the house to help combat my perfectionism and that voice that tells me to just give up.

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Start Simple

Keeping things simple in the beginning is great when you're just starting out. If you try to many things at one you will feel overwhelmed and you might not last.

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Login Every Day No Matter What

Setbacks in any fitness program are going to occur, when they do we often feel guilty and avoid the things we should be doing like exercise and logging into Spark. The avoidance pattern makes getting back on track all the more difficult. When you are having an off period, make sure you login to Sp...

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